EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated periodically with new information.
Aldi’s popular wine and cheese advent calendars are returning to stores November 6, 2019, and this year Aldi has added a beer Advent calendar and a dog treat Advent calendar along with its traditional lineup of chocolate- and toy-filled advent calendars.
The discount grocer introduced the wine Advent calendar and cheese Advent calendar last year, in 2018, and eager shoppers lined up outside many stores to get their hands on the calendars the first day they hit the shelves. The Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendars sold out in a matter of minutes (with some soon appearing for resale on eBay), while the Happy Farms Preferred Cheese Advent Calendars were gone by the end of the day.
Clearly, the calendars were such a hit that Aldi decided to do it again this year.
We don’t yet know all of the prices or specific details for this year’s calendar roundup, but this year’s calendars include:
Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar
Aldi’s Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar will feature 24 wines from popular growing regions around the world. The 2019 calendar will cost $69.99, the same as the 2018 version. There was a limit of one per customer last year, and we expect a similar limit this year.
While we don’t yet know what kinds of wine will be in this year’s calendar, last year’s calendar had 24 individually packaged 187-ml. bottles that included:
- 2 x Prosecco Extra Dry, Italy
- 2 x Chardonnay, Australia
- 2 x Chenin Blanc, South Africa
- 2 x Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
- 2 x White Zinfandel, U.S.A.
- 2 x Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia
- 2 x Pinot Grigio, Italy
- 2 x Malbec, Argentina
- 2 x Shiraz, Australia
- 2 x Red Blend, Italy
- 2 x Merlot, Chile
- 2 x Sauvignon Blanc, Chile
Note that not all stores sell alcohol because of state and local laws. Aldi notes which stores don’t sell beer and / or wine in its store locator.
Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar
The cheese calendar is a bit different this year, as it’s not being sold under Aldi’s house brand Happy Farms. Instead, Aldi is selling the Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar. The 2019 cheese calendar is $14.99, up $2 from the 2018 price tag of $12.99, and there was a limit of three per customer in 2018. We don’t know exactly what cheeses will be in the 2019 calendar, but the 2018 calendar had Cheddar, Gouda, Edam, Havarti and Red Leicester, hailing from the United Kingdom, Holland, and Denmark.
Aldi Beer Advent Calendar
This is an interesting new development this year. We don’t know what sorts of beers will be in this calendar, but we expect it to be as popular as the wine calendar and to disappear from shelves just as quickly. It will retail for $49.99. Stay tuned.
Omeg Snax Dog Advent Calendar
That’s right. Aldi is selling a calendar packed with 24 dog treats, so your dog can help you celebrate the season.
Choceur Advent Calendar
Read our review of this calendar here. It’s an inexpensive kid favorite that our family purchases every year. We used to purchase this calendar for 99 cents, but in recent years the price has increased to between $1.09 and $1.19.
Choceur Premium Advent Calendar
This calendar has been a staple at Aldi for years. It usually sells in the $5 to $6 range and is a fancier version of the basic Choceur Advent Calendar.
Moser Roth 24 Days of Christmas Nutracker Advent Calendar
Mattel Hot Wheels or Cars Advent Calendar
In recent years Aldi has sold advent calendars that contain small toys for each day, often under licensed brands like Mattel or Cars, as is the case here.
Spin Master Paw Patrol Advent Calendar
Perfect for the preschool crowd.
Mattel Barbie or Toy Story 4 Advent Calendar
We don’t know details yet, but the Barbie calendar appears to contain a full-sized Barbie doll. We assume that each day you get a new accessory or piece of clothing for Barbie.
Disney Book Advent Calendar
This calendar is different, with 24 books, one for each day of the Advent season. It looks like a nice change of pace from the toy-filled calendars.
Sparkling Wine Countdown to the New Year
In addition to its line of Advent calendars, Aldi is also selling a wine countdown on December 4th. It will cost $24.99 and include seven assorted wines, probably meant to be consumed between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Wines in the box include:
- 1 x Brut Rosé, France
- 1 x Moscato d’Asti, Italy
- 1 x Cava, Spain
- 1 x Prosecco, Italy
- 1 x Sparkling Rosé Extra Dry, Italy
- 1 x Sparkling Chardonnay ICE, France
- 1 x Sparkling Pinot Noir ICE, France